Meaning of scarify
Pronunciation: (skar'u-fī"), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
- to make scratches or superficial incisions in (the skin, a wound, etc.), as in vaccination.
- to lacerate by severe criticism.
- to loosen (the soil) with a type of cultivator.
- to hasten the sprouting of (hard-covered seeds) by making incisions in the seed coats.
- to break up (a road surface).
- scarify (Thesaurus)